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House of X / Powers of X

(House of X #1-6)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  377 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Mutants are the future, and the future begins now! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINITY, SECRET WARS) takes the reigns of the X-Men universe with artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva to change the way you look at every X-Men story. HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X intertwine to reveal the secret past, present, future, and far future of Mutantkind! It all starts when Charles ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: December 24th 2019 by Marvel
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Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-men, graphic-novels
Mutants have been persecuted throughout the entire Marvel history, they've been killed and abused over and over again.... NO MORE!

Jonathan Hickman wrote one of the best franchise relaunches I have ever read, he built the foundation for the future of the X-Men in such a exciting way that I fear writers are going to struggle to live up to the expectations once he is gone.

It all started when Cyclops told Captain America (in AvX) that the Avengers stood by and did nothing when the mutants were attacked and persecuted m
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A masterpiece and an instant classic. Quite possibly the best thing Hickman's ever written, and I'm almost sure the best X-Men run... ever. Easily the best thing to happen in comics all year, which is no small feat since 2019 in particular saw an insane amount of fantastic comics. But really, nothing could compare to the sheer grandness and genius that Hickman brought to the world of Marvel's mutants. (Well... maybe the final year of Giant Days. But nothing will ever be as good as Giant Days, so that b ...more
James DeSantis
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
House of X made X-Men a MUST read title once more.

The thing is I didn't hate recent X-Men runs. One a few years ago by Bendis was pretty good, I liked some of Taylor's run as well as Astoning X-Men by Soule. I even enjoyed the more recent first half of Rosenberg's run. Saying that, while they were all good, we needed great. The X-men have been down for far too long. Enter Hickman to pick them back up and make them grand again.

Right off the bat the world is set different Xavier, Cyclops, and a
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
If any comic need a hard reboot it was the X-Men, and this was a really good one at that. The only negatives are that it was a bit confusing in places (I had to read an article explaining a bit of it) and I think there is a plot hole: (view spoiler).

This is Marvel, so in another year or two we are going to get a big event where Krakoa g
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Tingles... This was perfection. I can't wait to see where the Dawn of X takes us.. Strap in folks, Hickman's taking us for a wild ride!
GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel, comics, superhero
I read this in singles. 1 each week and each week Hickman blew my mind. This isn't just a reboot of the X-men...its literally a whole new way of looking at Mutant kind in general.

These 12 books, respectively, are the stepping stones into a whole new era of Mutants and how they relate to the Marvel universe in general.

Holy shit I cant wait to see where this all leads...what a trip its gonna be.

Fantastic stuff. Five easy stars.
Will Robinson Jr.
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Unlike anything being published in superhero comics. A triumphant return to true X-men storytelling. Jonathan Hickman returns to Marvel to bring the X-men back to prominence with a tale that without a doubt changes how fans will see the mighty mutants of the Marvel Universe going forward. It is a bit unfair to judge this book without stating that everything that happens in this volume works in unison with its sister volume, Power of X. Hickman spares no time by jumping us right into the action. ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Wow...frigging hell, that was a good read.

If I were to refer a science fiction fan to a superhero or Marvel comic -- I'd refer them to House of X and Powers of X, which are basically, Chapter 1, then Chapter 2 in a series. Also you don't need to know the back story -- it works on its own as an interesting speculative science fiction series. Incorporating various elements from writers such as Octavia Butler, Maria Doria Russell, Philip K. Dick, Doris Lessing, CJ Cherryth, Ursula Le Qu
Jon Auerbach
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My previous exposure to the X-Men were the 90's animated series and the various movies. I've never been a regular comic reader, and my previous foray into Hickman's Marvel work ended in frustration with the number of cross-overs and seemingly meaningless storylines.

But with House of X and Powers of X, Hickman has solved both the problems with the unique structure of these intertwined series. The 6 issues in each series alternate weekly (or semi-weekly) and the story is entirely self-contained i
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Damn. What a story! The writing and art are both just incredible. It’s a bit all over the place, but I’m sure it reads better when read all at once. I’m sure this’ll be remembered as one of the biggest, best X-Men stories of all time. A great hoping on point for new readers, and a challenging yet interesting change for longtime fans. The hype surrounding this was well deserved. I can’t wait to see where the X-Men go following this new direction. 5/5 stars
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-men
Wow. This'll deserve a more in-depth review when I read it collected, but even reading it each week it was fantastic! Hickman takes not just the X-men but the idea of Marvel characters themselves in a bold direction here and it's brilliant. The artworks amazing. The story hooks you to keep coming back week after week. I can't wait for his new X-men books to start!
Adam Fisher
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jonathan Hickman is a miracle worker. Every time he puts his hands on Marvel property, the status quo changes. This is no exception.
I not only read these in single issue on their release date, but also purchased all the single issues. For someone like me who thrives in the graphic novel world, I usually am never a single issue buyer. THIS STORY WAS THAT IMPORTANT TO ME.
I'll leave a much more detailed review when I reread this story again soon, partially to not leave any spoilers (though I
Ed Barredo
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hickman is giving us everything that's been missing from the X-Men for the last two decades.
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a strange, surreal story.

The writing impressively brings together some of the X-Men's best hits. Elements of the X-Men mythology over the course of decades. Phalanx, Krakoa, the fact Mr. Sinister likes to experiment on mutants? All used. It tries to recognize some of the big events, like Genosha's destruction; or how Scarlet Witch wiped out mutants, reducing them to just a population of 198.

But it does all this... Poorly. Without regard for actual continuity. Like how it had
Josh Brown
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read this issue to issue. Absolutely incredible. Hickman good.
Christian Zamora-Dahmen
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read both House of X and Powers of X in single issues. Today was published the last episode and, boy, was my mind blown away--
These series are a definite game changer for the X-Men, as they move from the generic feared-and-hated-heroes, into their next logical step. It's a natural evolution, just as when any discriminated community reaches a point where the "dream" is not enough, and action needs to be taken. For how long they were going to get hunted and killed, while responding with a
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series (along with Powers of X) is the single greatest Marvel story I have ever read.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After telling sprawling, epic tales of the Fantastic Four and the Avengers several years back, Jonathan Hickman's take on the X-Men (an intellectual property for which he has proclaimed his long lasting love) was hotly anticipated. And let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint. Hickman breathes new life into Marvel's mutants, who sadly had been swept under the rug in recent years--but thanks to Marvel getting the film rights to the characters back in their hands, it seems that they are ready to shi ...more
Adam Williams
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Obviously I read this in individual issues, since the collection hasn't been released. But damn if this isn't one of the greatest X-Men stories I've ever read.

Hickman clearly knows and loves these characters, Larraz and Silva's artwork is really beautiful, and colorist Marte Gracia unites the two series seamlessly with a stunning palette. Hickman's X-Men reinvention is ambitious and compelling, closing out just enough of the story to feel complete while leaving countless plot threads
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the most I have cared about a new X-Men book since... Morrison and Quitely? Claremont and Byrne? Tough to say for sure, but reading this new, conspiracy-laden take on the X-Men is enthralling in ways that few big superhero books ever are.

Admittedly, it does get a little exhausting reading and making sense of the mountain of new lore in the form of charts, graphs, and lengthy prose histories. But it’s nothing new for Hickman readers. As with the best of Hickman’s other work, t
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
House of X/Powers of X

Excelsior! (four and half stars)

I like Marvel comics and I have read a lot of them when I was a young fanboy (in times when Galactus attended kindergarten), but today I can consider myself a inexpert of superhero comics, with a little more than a superficial knowledge.

Although I have read a lot of X-Men stories ( (they are one of my preferred comic series), it is a pleasure to discover that with the same characters created by Stan Lee over 50 years
Robert Kirwan
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
House of X finished last week with the individual issues and it was FANTASTIC!!! I really love Hickman's work in re-vitalising the series. He took old tropes and completely flipped them on their heads.

Fantastic run, fantastic art
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Fantastic and instantly massive X-Men comic from Jonathan Hickman. Reading the first issue of House of X is like being shot out of a cannon. This is the most interesting X-Men book I've read in years. Oh and it's easy on the eyes too. Must read for X fans.
Joshua Drager
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, favorites
I haven't read a Marvel comic in years but this was fantastic. The scope was great, the complexity surprising. Retcons were wielded as exciting plot devices and the non-linear storytelling made for some great surprises.
Adrik Kemp
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Revolutionary, game-changing, retconned, vast storytelling gold. This and Powers of X are an incredible X-Men and science fiction, speculative fiction epic.
Alejandro Montero
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply put, an amazing book that has redefined the story and future of the X-Men. Hickman has done an incredible job and I can't wait for what the future holds. Best X-Men, best Marvel, story in a very long time. Astonishing
Jose R Araiza
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
a very intelligent soft reboot of the X-men status quo. A great point to jump back into the X-Universe if you, like me, had grown bored of the same-old un-impactful stories of the last 10 years
Alfredo Luna
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't have enough time to write down all of my thoughts about House of X. I just don't. That's because this book is one of the strangest things I've ever seen, in more ways than one!

I also feel like it was in some ways specifically made for someone like me. That is, a life-long lover of the X-Men, a longtime fan of Hickman (Secret Warriors, East of West, his Fantastic Four run, and his Avengers/Secret Wars run are among my favorite comic stories of all time), as a lover of deep, ch
Alex Sarll
The X-Men's big relaunch, after years of the property being at worst actively run-down, and at best kicking its heels. And the first issue is exactly what a first issue should be, ripe with awesome scenes, intriguing visuals, a bold new premise and a few hints of mystery, all building to Magneto's declaration to the assembled representatives of humanity: "You have new gods now". The mutants have established themselves on the living island of Krakoa; human nations which recognise them will have a ...more
John Wiswell
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
House of X/Powers of X is the ambitious start of something fresh for mutants. Thanks to time travel, we learn three harsh truths:
-Xavier's dream of humans and mutants coexisting always ends in extinction.
-Magneto's dream of mutant domination always ends in extinction.
-No matter what we do, Sentinels will come into existence.

The twin stories of House of X/Powers of X are a response to this, because knowing the old ideologies won't work means needing to radically chan
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